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Thursday, September 20, 2007

secret of garama river

19th september 2007


it has been more than a year since i came to this river searching for the elusive proboscis monkeys. the feeling was great as good weather accompanied me and other couple from england, malcom and helen who were keen birders and has been staying in south africa for few years. lots of lifers for both of them with the help of fantastic boatman who helped to spot barbet and kingfishers ...


birds that seen:

little green heron
common sandpiper
white-breasted waterhen
black-nest swift
asian palm-swift
grey-rumped treeswift
barn swallow
pacific swallow
gold-whiskered barbet
blue-eared kingfisher
ashy tailorbird
pink-necked green pigeon
brown-capped woodpecker
olive-winged bulbul
magpie robin
brahminy kite
blue-crowned hanging-parrot
hill myna
asian glossy starling
large-tailed nightjar



mammal and reptile list:

proboscis monkey
long-tailed macaque
silver-leaf langur
water buffallo
crocodile



nice view of the river hoping to see birds and other animals


looking at the proboscis monkey


off they go !


calm river with crocs


reflection of the tree on the water


smiling faces of helen, jamly and malcom :)



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